It's been quite a while since i've posted in the forums. Now, I want your help with something.
I've been studying masters Aerospace Engineering at Technical University of Delft, Netherlads, for the past year. Apart from studying about aircrafts, I also work with the University's bike racing team 'Novabike" and as part of the team, I have designed the exhaust system for the bike of this year.
Biking and travelling have gone hand in hand for me. I have noticed that bikes have got sleeker, better, and more and more technical, the exhaust system has just been left behind. I mean, there's nothing radical in terms of improvement, nor utilizing new technology. Granted, Akrapovic, probably the largest manufacturer for custom exhausts has some tricks up to its sleeve, and has titanium exhaust systems, with carbon fibre outer cover for aesthetic reasons. But that's that.
I believe aftermarket exhausts are probably the most visible component on the bike that define its uniqueness, why has design and technology remained pretty much the same?
Surely, there is so much more that can be done in this direction, and I've been working on a new exhaust system for motorcycles as part of a project for my Masters. This is partly because i've the technical knowledge to desgn an exhaust, and partly because I want to do something to give back to the motorcycling world. Part of the project is to get a projection of what type aftermarket exhaust systems are used by bikers and what define these people. As a result, i've made a survey. Can you please help me by filling it up? I will not take more than 2 minutes of your time.
Why should you fill up the form? Well, while it would be of invaluable help to me, I would also like to mention here that people who have filled up the form and want more information about what the project on exhaust systems is all about can always contact me, here, on the forum, or by email. But more importantly, If you are interested, you'll get to be involved in the project, as to how the exhaust should look, or sound, what can be done to the end product that would make a biker want to buy it and put it on his bike.
I'll do the technical work here at Delft University. Your input will be more on the design and how you feel the exhaust should go with the bike, so we can work together with our designer to get the product design right.
Here's the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hij...kqDPI/viewform
If you want more information, you can contact me after filling in the form.
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